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RATINGS: 1121   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Huge sweet body, big flavors and high alcohol levels, this beer is best enjoyed by a raging fire. Complex caramel sweetness is well balanced by generous hopping, delivering an intense, smooth drinking experience. Intense fruity caramel malts, citrus hops, and alcohol notes waft up to tickle your senses.
2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubblehouse (230) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Really good barley wine. Real easy on the palaye with a really nice taste. Expect nothing less from 3 floyds.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EamonTheGreat (89) - USA - FEB 14, 2014
On draft at Yogis in Bloomington. Pours dark brown with a thick foamy white head. First sip as smooth and sweet with a strong carmely malty taste, very delicious. Best Barleywine I've tried to date. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (1997) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting! Pours a slightly cloudy copper brown with minimal head or lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet, but not crazy on either and no hint of the booze. Taste follows, thick and full, light carbonation. Very nice, especially for a barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (563) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
22 ounce bottle from the Wife at Capitol Beer and Taproom 10 K celebration.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1382) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Orange-waxed 2013 bottle pours deep red-amber with a decent head. Attractive aroma is a bit too flowery, giving a hint of perfume. Alcohol is partly hidden, but still drinks like 10% ABV. Feel: a little hot on the tongue, this would no doubt benefit from some aging. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (167) - - FEB 2, 2014
Dark amber pour with almost no head. Strong caramel sweetness and grapefruit hops. Oily, sticky palate. A little too sweet and the alcohol isn’t as we’ll integrated as some other barley wines.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3086) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Unclear amber of color with a off white head. An aroma of malt, bread, sweets, caramel, citrus and grapefruit. A flavor of malt, bread, hops and grapefruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Haven't liked any barleywines before. But 3 Floyd's as usual, changed my mind. Draft at Eataly. Cloudy light red color. Sweet raisin plum and fruity taste. Hides the high ABV well too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Pretty sure this was 2013 and possibly kbudd brought it during August tasting. Nose: Sweet orange and brown sugar, lime, T: malt , light brown sugar, weak molasses, orange, light acid, all around excellence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2013 Orange Wax ... Hazy amber pour with a thin off white head and sticky lacing.... aroma of lemons and mangos/lots of citrusy hops ..... taste is of deep caramel malts, mango, orange and citrusy hops with a bitter hoppy/malty balance of flavors .... bit of warming booze in the finish .... mouthfeel is lively bitter and slick with a medium body .... def aging one of these to see how the hops mellow out


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